The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded Southern Airways Express (9X, Memphis International) new Essential Air Service (EAS) contracts for several communities in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia.

Concerning Altoona, Pennsylvania, Southern will provide 26 weekly nonstop round trips to Pittsburgh International at an annual subsidy of USD2,371,942. Service is on-board Cessna (single turboprop) Grand Caravan 208B equipment. The contract runs from October 1, 2016, through to September 30, 2018.

Concerning Du Bois, Pennsylvania, Southern will provide 19 weekly nonstop round trips to each of Pittsburgh International and Baltimore Thurgood Marshall at an annual subsidy of USD2,967,587. Service is on-board Cessna (single turboprop) Grand Caravan 208B equipment. The contract runs from October 1, 2016, through to October 31, 2018.

Concerning Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Southern will provide 24 weekly nonstop round trips to Pittsburgh International and 14 weekly return trips to Washington Dulles at a total annual subsidy of USD2,912,558. Service is on-board Cessna (single turboprop) Grand Caravan 208B equipment. The contract runs from October 1, 2016, through to October 31, 2018.

Concerning Morgantown, West Virginia, Southern will provide 19 weekly nonstop round trips to Pittsburgh International and 19 weekly return trips to Washington Dulles at a total annual subsidy of USD2,989,432. Service is on-board Cessna (single turboprop) Grand Caravan 208B equipment. The contract runs from October 1, 2016, through to October 31, 2018.

Concerning Jamestown, NY, Southern will provide 26 weekly nonstop round trips to Pittsburgh International at an annual subsidy of USD2,140,409. Service is on-board Cessna (single turboprop) Grand Caravan 208B equipment. The contract runs from October 1, 2016, through to September 30, 2018.

Using a fleet of fourteen Cessna Caravan 208Bs and nine Piper (twin piston) PA-31 Chieftains, SAE serves eighteen cities in the Southern and Eastern United States, with hubs in Memphis International, Pittsburgh, Washington Dulles and Baltimore.